Committee Update Archive

Committee Update Archive

2019

October

Approval of transportation programming

At the October 10 joint meeting of the Board and MPO Policy Committee, staff will request approval of the federal surface transportation programs, which include the 2020-2024 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the 2020-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program-Local, and the 2020-2024 Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund. These programs fund transportation projects that improve transit, traffic, bicycle facilities, freight, safety and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment across the region.

Recap and highlights: Recent and upcoming committee meetings

Agenda items are subject to change. To check meeting agendas and access all committee materials: https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/committees

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Meets next on Wednesday, December 18, at 1:00 p.m.

On December 18, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force will hear from the DuPage County Department of Transportation on the East Branch DuPage River Greenway Trail Feasibility Study.

At the September 18 meeting, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force heard from Lake County on bicycle and other initiatives in the county. Kane County presented on planning initiatives, including the county’s new app that allows users to access maps of bike and pedestrian trails.

 

Board
Meets jointly with the MPO Policy Committee on Thursday, October 10, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 10 meeting, the Board will meet jointly with the MPO Policy Committee. Staff will request approval of the 2020-2024 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the 2020-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program-Local, and the 2020-2024 Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund. These federal programs fund surface transportation projects that improve transit, congestion, bicycle facilities, freight, safety and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment.

At the September 11 meeting, CMAP staff presented a recap on the spring legislative session and analysis on transportation capital funding and non-transportation infrastructure funding from Rebuild Illinois.

Join the CMAP Board meeting in person at CMAP’s office or stream the meeting online.

 

Citizens’ Advisory Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m.

At the December 10 meeting, the Citizens’ Advisory Committee will hear from CMAP staff on how the agency develops the region’s highway safety performance targets.

At the September 10 Citizens’ Advisory Committee meeting, CMAP staff provided an update on recent demographic shifts in the region, as well as an update on motorist delay at highway-rail grade crossings.

 

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 31, at 11:00 a.m.

At the October 31 meeting, the CMAQ Project Selection Committee will have a discussion on project application analysis for the next call.

At the September 5 meeting, staff presented public comments received for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020-24 CMAQ Improvement program and the FFY 2020-22 locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program. The committee recommended the proposed programs to the Transportation Committee for its recommendation to the MPO Policy Committee.

 

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, November 13, at 8:00 a.m.

At the September 11 meeting, staff presented research on the potential impacts of a road usage charge in the region as well as thoughts on how Illinois could structure a pilot program. Additionally, staff have begun a collaborative project considering state and regional policies to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of existing and proposed transportation fares, fines, and fees. Staff presented the project scope to the committee for discussion.

 

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 29 meeting, the Executive Committee of the Council of Mayors will hear an update on transportation programming expenditures and a report out on IDOT local roads.

At the August 20 meeting of the Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee, staff presented ongoing research about the growth and impacts of e-commerce in the region and recent regional demographic shifts.

 

Economic Development Committee
Meets next on Monday, October 28, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 28 meeting, the committee will hear a presentation by Brent Adams from the Woodstock Institute, on Patterns of Disparity: Small Business Lending in Illinois. CMAP staff will also discuss an ongoing Local Technical Assistance project at the Illinois International Port District.

On September 5, the Economic Development and Freight Committees visited the UPS Chicago Area Consolidation Hub (CACH). Opened in 1995, the 1.5 million square foot CACH is one of the largest package processing facilities in the global UPS operations. The facility employs more than 7,000 workers and processes more than 3,000 cargo trailers per day. After a tour, the committees discussed the Illinois Tollway’s reconstruction of the nearby Mile Long Bridge, an upcoming CMAP analysis on e-commerce, and worker training programs for careers in distribution and logistics.

 

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, November 7, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 7 meeting, staff will lead a discussion with the Environment and Natural Resources Committee to brainstorm and coordinate among regional partners for implementation of ON TO 2050. Additionally, CMAP staff will provide an overview of the Rebuild Illinois capital program and the environmental programs funded as part of the package.

The ENR Committee met on September 5.  Mike Warner from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission presented on the Illinois State Water Survey’s update to Bulletin 70’s rainfall data and the impact to Lake County, the Des Plaines River, and the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance. Patrick McPartlan from the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District provided an update on the district’s Land Use Opinion report and solicited feedback from the committee on incorporating the principles of ON TO 2050.

 

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, November 18, at 10:00 a.m.

At the September 16 meeting, the Freight Committee heard an update from City Tech and HERE Technologies on their Delivery Congestion Reduction pilot program. Dr. Kazuya Kawamura provided an overview of research into decentralization of urban logistics facilities.


Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, December 10, at 10:00 a.m.

At the December 10 meeting, CMAP staff will present a new project that considers state and regional policies to mitigate the disproportionate impacts of existing and proposed transportation fares, fines, and fees.

Austin Coming Together (ACT) hosted the October 8 meeting of the Human and Community Development Committee. Representatives from Austin Coming Together provided an introduction to the organization, the Austin community area, and the potential redevelopment of the Robert Emmet Elementary School into the Aspire Center for Workforce Innovation. CMAP staff also discussed ongoing Local Technical Assistance projects in Austin and Belmont-Cragin.

 

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 3 meeting, the committee heard from CMAP staff on recent demographic shifts in the region. The committee discussed an update on recent work undertaken by Homes for a Changing Region, a partnership between CMAP, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and Metropolitan Planning Council. Additionally, CMAP staff provided an overview of Rebuild Illinois, the recently passed infrastructure package, and demonstrated a recently released tool developed by CMAP that allows users to search the projects and programs funded by Rebuild Illinois.

 

MPO Policy Committee
Meets jointly with the Board on Thursday, October 10, at 9:30 a.m.

At the October 10 meeting, the MPO Policy Committee will meet jointly with the Board. Staff will request approval of the 2020-2024 Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program, the 2020-2022 Transportation Alternatives Program-Local, and the 2020-2024 Surface Transportation Program Shared Fund. These federal programs fund surface transportation projects that improve transit, traffic, bicycle facilities, freight, safety and alternative fuel vehicles and equipment.

Join the CMAP Board and MPO Policy Committee meeting in person at CMAP’s office or stream the meeting online.

 

Surface Transportation Project (STP) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 31, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 5 meeting, staff presented public comments received for the FFY 2020-24 Active and Contingency Programs. The committee approved the proposed programs. A TIP Amendment encompassing the programs will be presented to the Transportation Committee for its recommendation to the MPO Policy Committee.

 

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, November 15, at 9:30 a.m.

At the November 15 meeting, CMAP staff will request that the committee recommend the 2020 Safety Targets to the MPO for approval. Additionally, staff from McHenry County will present on the county’s capital budget.

At the September 20 meeting, the Transportation Committee recommended the ON TO 2050/FFY 2019-2024 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment to the MPO Policy Committee. The Lake County Division of Transportation and the RTA provided presentations on their budget and capital plans and CMAP’s research and analysis team demonstrated the agency’s new Activity Based Model.

 

September

Register today for CMAP's fall events

Starting September 17, CMAP is hosting the fall event series, “Small Plans, Big Ideas,” to connect local leaders and provide  expert advice on how ON TO 2050 can make a difference in your community. We invite committee members to attend and help promote these events. Registration links follow. Partner toolkits, which provide promotional text you can use in your organization’s newsletter and on social media, are available on CMAP’s website.  


A final ON TO 2050 Symposium will take place in Chicago, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 10, the one-year anniversary of the adoption of the plan.

Each event will help you make meaningful connections with other communities and collaborate on some of our region’s toughest issues. A resource fair with opportunities and educational materials from CMAP's local and regional partners will also be available at each event. The event series will coincide with the 2019 joint call for projects for the CMAP Local Technical Assistance (LTA) and Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) Community Planning programs.

Recap and highlights: Recent and upcoming committee meetings

 

Agenda items are subject to change. To check meeting agendas and access all committee materials: https://www.cmap.illinois.gov/committees

 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force
Meets next on Wednesday, September 18, at 1:00 p.m.

At the September 18 meeting, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Task Force will hear from Lake County on bicycle and other initiatives in the county. The Illinois Department of Transportation’s District 1 office will provide an update on the department’s bikeway facilities guide.

At the June 19 meeting, the Task Force heard an update from the City of Chicago on Milwaukee Avenue Complete Streets Improvements. Additionally, Illinois Department of Natural Resource’s (IDNR) Regional Landscape Architect and Grand Illinois Trail Coordinator George Bellovics presented on IDNR’s project to complete the northern portion of the Burnham Greenway Trail gap, providing an overview of the project and its current status.

 

Board
Meets next on Wednesday, September 11, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 11 meeting, CMAP staff will present a Spring Legislative Recap and Capital Bill analysis on transportation capital funding and non-transportation infrastructure funding

Join the CMAP Board meeting in person at CMAP’s office or stream the meeting online.

 

Citizens’ Advisory Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, September 10, at 2:00 p.m.

At the September 10 Citizens’ Advisory Committee meeting, CMAP staff will provide an update on recent demographic shifts in the region, as well as an update on motorist delay at highway-rail grade crossings.

At the June 11 meeting, the committee received a presentation from the U.S. Census Bureau on regional efforts for the 2020 Census.

 

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 31, at 11:00 a.m.

At the September 5 meeting, staff presented public comments received for the Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020-24 CMAQ Improvement program and the FFY 2020-22 locally programmed Transportation Alternatives Program. The committee recommended the proposed programs to the Transportation Committee for its recommendation to the MPO Policy Committee.

 

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, September 11, at 8:00 a.m.

At the September 11 meeting, staff will present research on the potential impacts of a road usage charge in the region as well as thoughts on how Illinois could structure a pilot program. Additionally, staff have begun a collaborative project considering state and regional policies to reduce the disproportionate impacts of existing and proposed transportation revenue sources. Staff will present the project scope to the committee for discussion.

At the July 17 meeting, the committee heard from staff on CMAP’s embedded staff planner demonstration project and provided feedback on the program’s action plan development.

 

Council of Mayors’ Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, October 29, at 9:30 a.m.

At the August 20 meeting of the Council of Mayors, the Executive Committee heard from staff about ongoing research about the growth and impacts of e-commerce in the region and received a presentation on recent regional demographic shifts.

 

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, November 7, at 9:30 a.m.

The ENR committee met on September 5.  Mike Warner from the Lake County Stormwater Management Commission presented on the Illinois State Water Survey’s update to Bulletin 70’s rainfall data and the impact to Lake County, the Des Plaines River, and the Lake County Watershed Development Ordinance. Patrick McPartlan from the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District provided an update on the district’s Land Use Opinion report and solicited feedback from the committee on incorporating the principles of ON TO 2050.

 

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, September 16, at 10:00 a.m.

At the upcoming meeting on September 16, the Freight Committee will hear an update from City Tech and HERE Technologies on their Delivery Congestion Reduction pilot program. Following this presentation, Dr. Kazuya Kawamura will provide an overview of research into decentralization of urban logistics facilities.

At the June 17 meeting, the committee heard from FHWA on the Freight Fluidity Monitoring Program, an effort to understand end-to-end performance of an individual freight trip across multiple nodes and jurisdictions. A representative from Cook County joined the committee as well to provide an update on the Lincoln Highway Logistics Corridor Strategic Plan, which resulted in a prioritized list of industrial development sites in the disinvested communities of Chicago Heights, Ford Heights and Sauk Village. CMAP staff introduced new work that will respond to the growth of e-commerce in the region and solicited feedback from the committee on the project scope.

 

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, October 8, at 10:00 a.m.

Austin Coming Together (ACT) will host the October 8 meeting of the Human and Community Development Committee. The Committee will receive an introduction to the organization and the Austin Community Area. Members will also hear from CMAP and ACT staff about a Local Technical Assistance project in Austin.

At the August 6 meeting, the committee received presentations from CMAP staff on population changes in the CMAP region. Staff also presented the newly released Sidewalk Inventory, a CMAP analysis to estimate the walkability of the CMAP region by compiling sidewalk data.

 

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, November 5, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 3 meeting, the committee heard from CMAP staff on recent demographic shifts in the region. The committee discussed an update on recent work undertaken by Homes for a Changing Region, a partnership between CMAP, Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, and Metropolitan Planning Council. Additionally, CMAP staff provided an overview of Rebuild Illinois, the recently passed infrastructure package, and demonstrated a recently released tool developed by CMAP that allows users to search the projects and programs funded by Rebuild Illinois.

 

Surface Transportation Project (STP) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, October 31, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 5 meeting, staff presented public comments received for the FFY 2020-24 Active and Contingency Programs. The committee approved the proposed programs. A TIP Amendment encompassing the programs will be presented to the Transportation Committee for its recommendation to the MPO Policy Committee.

 

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, September 20, at 9:30 a.m.

At the September 20 meeting, the Transportation Committee will consider recommending an ON TO 2050/FFY 2019-2024 TIP Conformity Analysis and TIP Amendment to the MPO Policy Committee. The Lake County Division of Transportation and the RTA will provide presentations on their budget and capital plans and CMAP’s research and analysis team will demonstrate the agency’s new Activity Based Model.

The committee met on August 2, and discussed the timeline of the 2020 regional highway safety performance targets. CMAP staff provided an update on motorist delay at highway-rail grade crossings, and Will County’s Division of Transportation provided an overview of the county’s transportation improvement program.

June

Implementing ON TO 2050

Learn about plan implementation from CMAP staff as they present on Local Technical Assistance (LTA) projects occurring throughout the region. On Monday, June 24, at the Economic Development Committee, staff will present an overview of the McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study, a capacity building project to streamline intergovernmental cooperation, increase efficiencies, and reduce costs. Additionally, at the Environment and Natural Resources Committee meeting on Thursday, July 11, CMAP staff will present on how the LTA program is integrating water supply into local planning. 

Recap and highlights: Recent and upcoming committee meetings

Agenda items are subject to change. To check meeting agendas and access all committee materials: https: //www. cmap. illinois. gov/committees.

Board Meeting
Meets next on Wednesday, June 19, at 9:30 a.m.
Staff will request approval of the FY 2020 Unified Work Program, which sets out the agenda and funding levels for much of the transportation planning work in the region. Additionally, the Board will consider the FY 2020 Budget and Work Plan and the CMAP Public Participation Plan for approval.
Join the CMAP Board in person at CMAPs office or stream the meeting online.

Citizens Advisory Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, September 10, at 3:30 p.m.
At the June meeting, staff gave an update on CMAPs relevant legislative activities. Staff also gave highlights on the Public Participation Plan and the types of comments received during the Plans public comment period, which closed on May 21. Representatives from the U. S. Census Bureau provided information and updates on efforts for the 2020 Census.

Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 18, at 2:00 p.m.
At the April 11 meeting, staff provided a summary of the CMAQ applications received during the most recent call for projects, which closed in March. The committee will consider staff recommendations for the program at the July meeting.

Coordinating Committee
Meets next on Wednesday, June 19, at 8:00 a.m.
At the June meeting, staff will present activities for the next call for projects and seek input from the Coordinating Committee. Additionally, the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways will present a summary of their proposed pilot project designed to improve transit service on the South Side of the Chicago and in the south suburbs.

At the April 10 meeting, the committee approved the FY 2020 Unified Work Program, which sets out the agenda and funding levels for much of the transportation planning work in the region. CMAP staff presented findings from analysis on northeastern Illinois traded industry clusters, and solicited feedback from the committee on related strategies before completing a final report in 2019.

Council of Mayors Executive Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, August 20, at 9:30 a.m.
At the May meeting, the committee was briefed on the applications received for the Surface Transportation Program (STP) Shared Fund. Updates on current STP expenditures, IDOT Local Roads letting, and other activities were discussed. The committee unanimously agreed to write a letter to the Illinois General Assembly regarding sustainable transportation funding. The committee recommended the FY 2020 Unified Work Project for approval by the CMAP Board and Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) Policy Committee. The status of pavement condition data collection and management plans, and a report on the responses to the CMAP 2018 Municipal Survey were presented to the committee.

Economic Development
Meets next on Monday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m.
At the June meeting, Kristi DeLaurentiis, executive director of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, will provide an overview of the South Suburban Economic Growth Initiative. The initiative is an effort spearheaded by the Cook County Bureau of Economic Development and partners to better connect the asset-rich communities of the south suburbs to the regional economic trajectory. Additionally, CMAP staff will present an overview of the McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study, a capacity building project led by CMAPs Local Technical Assistance program.

Environment and Natural Resources Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m.
At the July meeting, the Environment and Natural Resources Committee will focus on issues of water supply. The committee will host Danielle Gallet from the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to discuss Drinking Water 1-2-3, a how-to guide developed by MPC and partners to assist elected and appointed officials in making important policy decisions. Additionally, CMAP staff will present on how the LTA Program is integrating water supply into local plans.

The ENR committee last met on May 2. The agenda included a presentation from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Village of Schaumburg on the Greenest Region Compact (GRC). Members learned about the framework and were encouraged to promote the GRC with their government partners. An update on CMAP's legislative activities and bill actions in the Illinois General Assembly was also given. CMAP staff presented the new slate of local planning projects for FY 2020 and solicited feedback from members on projects of interest. Members were particularly interested in learning more about the projects with the Central Council of Mayors, Will County, and those projects with an emphasis on water supply. CMAP staff presented on work with the Illinois International Port District, where CMAP's LTA Program is assisting in identifying planning priorities and developing a master plan. Members learned how past bicycle, conservation, and water planning could be integrated into the master plan. Finally, CMAP staff gave a brief overview on the Algonquin-Cary Subarea LTA planning process that is focused on the redevelopment of the IL Route 31 corridor and gravel quarries to be decommissioned in the future.

Freight Committee
Meets next on Monday, September 16, at 9:00 a.m.
At the June 17 meeting, program representatives from the Freight Fluidity Monitoring Program presented the Federal Highway Administrations development of a national freight fluidity supply chain monitoring and program. Additionally, Cook County staff presented on the County's Lincoln Highway Logistics Corridor Strategic Plan. CMAP staff discussed upcoming work to investigate the impacts of e-commerce on transportation, land use, and the environment.

Human and Community Development Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, August 6, at 10:00 a.m.
At the April 9 meeting, the committee visited Google's Chicago office. The committee heard from the Family Independence Initiative (FII), which works with community based organizations to reach and invest directly in families across the Chicago region. FII provided information on its partnership with Google, which is helping them expand staff capacity, launch new sites, and improve its tech platforms and data collection. The committee also heard from CMAP about its corporate engagement strategy, and staff shared an overview of ongoing research and incentives in disinvested areas. At the close of the meeting, committee members revisited the committees mission and vision, reviewing draft mission and vision statements that were drafted by committee members since the previous meeting.

Land Use and Housing Committee
Meets next on Tuesday, July 2, at 9:30 a.m.
At the May meeting, the committee welcomed three new members (Adam Ballard of Access Living, Angela Brooks of the Chicago Housing Authority, and Caitlin Ritter of MB Real Estate) and finalized the committees charge for 2019. In addition to these internal items, members received updates on the progress of a series of corridor plans along the Fox River in McHenry and Lake counties and a neighborhood plan in Chicago's McKinley Park supported through CMAP's LTA Program. The committee also discussed CMAP's Public Participation Plan.

MPO Policy Committee
Meets next on Wednesday October 10, at 9:30 a. m.
At the June meeting, the MPO Policy Committee approved the FY 2020 UWP work program and the update to the Public Participation Plan. The Chicago Department of Transportation presented on the recommendations of the City's New Transportation and Mobility Task Force Report, released last March. The committee also received an overview of strategic initiatives from Pace Suburban Bus Executive Director Rocky Donahue.

Surface Transportation Project (STP) Project Selection Committee
Meets next on Thursday, July 18, at 9:30 a.m.
At the April 11 meeting, staff provided a summary of the STP Shared Fund applications received during the most recent call for projects, which closed in March. The committee will consider staff recommendations for the program at the July meeting.

Transportation Committee
Meets next on Friday, August 2, at 9:30 a.m.
At the July meeting, the committee approved formal Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) amendment 19-06, which included 16 IDOT projects scheduled for construction letting in July and August using $7.5 million in Transportation Development Credits Highways (TDCH), also known as toll credits, to match a variety of federal funds in place of state funding. CMAP staff presented an overview of the McHenry County Coordinated Investment Study LTA project. The committee also received presentations about capital budgets for the Kane County Division of Transportation and the Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways.

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